The Resource Sweden's welfare state : can the bumblebee keep flying?, Subhash Thakur, Michael Keen, Balázs Horváth, Valerie Cerra

Sweden's welfare state : can the bumblebee keep flying?, Subhash Thakur, Michael Keen, Balázs Horváth, Valerie Cerra

Label
Sweden's welfare state : can the bumblebee keep flying?
Title
Sweden's welfare state
Title remainder
can the bumblebee keep flying?
Statement of responsibility
Subhash Thakur, Michael Keen, Balázs Horváth, Valerie Cerra
Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sweden has long been viewed as epitomizing a particular approach to economic and social policy. To its advocates, the Swedish welfare state builds on a strong social consensus favoring extensive state intervention to ensure a high quality of life for all Swedes. To its critics, the Swedish system is marked by excessive government intervention and attendant inefficiencies. These contrasting views are captured in imagery used by Prime Minister Göran Persson: "Think of a bumblebee. With its overly heavy body and little wings, supposedly it should not be able to fly--but it does." The Swedish welfare state is the bumblebee that has managed to fly. This book draws on many years of IMF surveillance and policy advice to explain how it has done so, to assess the challenges that the Swedish model faces in the new century, to propose a strategy for dealing with those challenges, and to draw lessons for the many other countries that face similar challenges from globalization and demographics
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
330.9485
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC375
LC item number
.S976 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Sweden's welfare state : can the bumblebee keep flying?, Subhash Thakur, Michael Keen, Balázs Horváth, Valerie Cerra
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 118-128) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Main Elements of the Swedish Welfare State -- The Swedish Growth Experience -- Growth, Government, and the Welfare State -- Labor Market Interventions -- Investment and Savings -- Redistribution -- Pressures on the Welfare State -- Achievements, Lessons, and the Way Ahead
Control code
ocn652214219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 135 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451940046
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25407661
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)652214219
  • imf1451940041

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